3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties? - Fiji

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Fiji
Question: 
3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
Answer: 
Yes
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(8) It shall be unlawful for any—

  • political party;
  • office holder of a political party;
  • candidate for election to Parliament; or
  • agent, campaigner or servant of a political party or candidate for election to Parliament,

to accept any political donation from a company. a body corporate or any other entity.

(9) It shall be unlawful for any company, body corporate or any other entity to make any political donation to any—

  • political party;
  • office holder of a political party;
  • candidate for election to Parliament: or
  • agent, campaigner or servant of a political party or candidate for election to Parliament.

(10) It shall be unlawful for any company, body corporate or any other entity to make any payment or contribution to any individual for the purpose of that individual making a political donation to any—

  • political party
  • office holder of a political party;
  • candidate for election to Parliament: or
  • agent, campaigner or servant of a political party or candidate for election to Parliament.

(11) It shall be unlawful for a company, a body corporate or any other entity to provide, and for any political party or candidate for election to Parliament (or any person on behalf of the political party who is involved in the administration of the affairs of the political party including any office holder of the political party, or any; person on behalf of the candidate) to accept from a company. a body corporate or any other entity, any of the following—

(a) the full or part payment of expenditure for advertising by a political party or a candidate ler election to Parliament: or

(b) the waiving of all or any part of payment of expenditure for advertising by a political party or candidate for election to Parliament.

(12) For the purposes of this section, "political donation" means a donation of money or goods and services, loan, credit facility, bond, share, negotiable security or property that is made at no charge, to a registered political party or to a candidate (or any person on behalf of the political party who is involved in the administration of the affairs of the political party including any office holder of the political party, or any person on behalf of the candidate), but does not include the labour of any person that is provided to a registered political party or to a candidate at no charge by that person.

Article 22, Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Act 2013